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Our Genealogy Helper for Charleston ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Charleston (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Charleston. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Charleston is located in Tallahatchie County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Mississippi's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallahatchie County: Coahoma, Grenada, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower & Yalobusha.

Below are the counties that are near Charleston. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Charleston:

  • Tallahatchie County     (The home county of Charleston)
    • Swan Lake [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Lake
      • Swan Lake [Tallahatchie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Lake
    • Albin [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albin
      • Albin [Tallahatchie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albin
    • Webb [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webb
      • Webb [Tallahatchie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb
    • Glendora [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendora
      • Glendora [Tallahatchie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glendora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendora<3>
    • Sumner [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
      • Sumner [Tallahatchie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
    • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tutwiler
      • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,416 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tutwiler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tutwiler<3>
  • Bolivar County
    • Alligator [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alligator
      • Alligator [Bolivar County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 187 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alligator
    • Duncan [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Bolivar County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
    • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound Bayou
      • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,370 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound Bayou
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound Bayou<3>
    • Merigold [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merigold
      • Merigold [Bolivar County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merigold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merigold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merigold<3>
    • Shelby [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Bolivar County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<3>
    • Winstonville [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winstonville
      • Winstonville [Bolivar County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winstonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winstonville
  • Calhoun County
    • Big Creek [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
      • Big Creek [Calhoun County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
    • Bruce [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
      • Bruce [Calhoun County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,818 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bruce<3>
  • Carroll County
    • North Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Carrollton
      • North Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Carrollton
    • Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<3>
  • Coahoma County
    • Claremont [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Coahoma County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Charleston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • Hopson [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopson
      • Hopson [Coahoma County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Charleston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopson
    • Jonestown [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
      • Jonestown [Coahoma County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonestown<3>
    • Lyon [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyon
      • Lyon [Coahoma County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyon
    • Clarksdale [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksdale
      • Clarksdale [Coahoma County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,894 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksdale
    • Coahoma [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coahoma
      • Coahoma [Coahoma County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coahoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coahoma<3>
    • Lula [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lula
      • Lula [Coahoma County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lula<3>
  • Grenada County
    • Turkey Foot Fork [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Foot Fork
      • Turkey Foot Fork [Grenada County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Charleston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Foot Fork
    • Grenada [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grenada
      • Grenada [Grenada County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,219 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenada<3>
  • Lafayette County
    • Taylor [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lafayette County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<3>
    • Oxford [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford [Lafayette County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<3>
  • Leflore County
    • Minter City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter City
      • Minter City [Leflore County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minter City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minter City
    • Sunnyside [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Leflore County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Money [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Money
      • Money [Leflore County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Charleston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Money
    • Schlater [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schlater
      • Schlater [Leflore County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schlater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schlater
    • Greenwood [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<3>
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
      • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<3>
  • Montgomery County
    • Duck Hill [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck Hill
      • Duck Hill [Montgomery County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,646 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck Hill
    • Winona [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona
      • Winona [Montgomery County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,964 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona<3>
  • Panola County
    • Crowder [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowder
      • Crowder [Panola County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowder
    • Mims [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mims
      • Mims [Panola County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Charleston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mims
    • Pope [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pope
      • Pope [Panola County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pope
    • Courtland [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Panola County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
    • Batesville [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesville
      • Batesville [Panola County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesville<3>
    • Terza [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terza
      • Terza [Panola County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Charleston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terza
    • Sardis [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis
      • Sardis [Panola County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,581 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sardis<3>
    • Como [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Como
      • Como [Panola County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Como
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Como<3>
    • Crenshaw [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crenshaw
      • Crenshaw [Panola County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crenshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crenshaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crenshaw<3>
  • Quitman County
    • Vance [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Quitman County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Charleston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
    • Lambert [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambert
      • Lambert [Quitman County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambert
    • Bobo [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bobo
      • Bobo [Quitman County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Charleston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bobo
    • Marks [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marks
      • Marks [Quitman County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marks<3>
    • Falcon [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon
      • Falcon [Quitman County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon
    • Sledge [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sledge
      • Sledge [Quitman County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 476 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sledge
  • Sunflower County
    • Rome [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rome
      • Rome [Sunflower County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Charleston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
    • Drew [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drew
      • Drew [Sunflower County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drew<3>
    • Ruleville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruleville
      • Ruleville [Sunflower County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruleville<3>
    • Doddsville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doddsville
      • Doddsville [Sunflower County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doddsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doddsville
  • Yalobusha County
    • Oakland [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Yalobusha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<3>
    • Tillatoba [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillatoba
      • Tillatoba [Yalobusha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Charleston
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillatoba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillatoba
    • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffeeville
      • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffeeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coffeeville<3>
    • Water Valley [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
      • Water Valley [Yalobusha County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Charleston, see our County-by-County Page for Charleston.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Charleston ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Charleston.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Charleston. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Charleston and those printed in the larger area surrounding Charleston.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 26 miles [41.8 km] of Charleston.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Charleston:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Charleston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Charleston.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Charleston covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Jordan Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jordan Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jordan Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan Hill Cemetery
  • New Town Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Town Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Town Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town Cemetery
  • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
  • Rowland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rowland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rowland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland Cemetery
  • Carver Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carver Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carver Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carver Hill Cemetery
  • Rocky Branch Cemetery
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    • Oak Grove Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Adams Arbor Church of God Prophecy Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Adams Arbor Church of God Prophecy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Church of God Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Church of God Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Corinth Baptist Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Corinth Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Corinth Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Corinth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Magnolia Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Magnolia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chestnut Grove Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chestnut Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Womble Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Womble Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pine Hill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Charleston had a population of 412 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Charleston had a population of 1,867 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Charleston, with the one closest to Charleston listed first.

  • Charleston [Tallahatchie County]
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    • Charleston [Tallahatchie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Charleston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 412 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Charleston had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<3>
  • Crevi [Tallahatchie County] - Historic
    • While Crevi was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crevi
    • Crevi [Tallahatchie County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Charleston
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Crevi had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crevi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Paynes [Tallahatchie County]
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    • Paynes [Tallahatchie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Charleston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Paynes had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paynes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Teasdale [Tallahatchie County]
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    • Teasdale [Tallahatchie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Charleston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Teasdale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teasdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Leverett [Tallahatchie County]
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    • Leverett [Tallahatchie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Charleston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leverett had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leverett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Murphreesboro [Tallahatchie County] - Historic
    • While Murphreesboro was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphreesboro
    • Murphreesboro [Tallahatchie County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Charleston
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Murphreesboro had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphreesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oakland [Yalobusha County]
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      • Oakland [Yalobusha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Charleston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 327 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 501 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oakland had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<3>
    • Cascilla [Tallahatchie County]
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      • Cascilla [Tallahatchie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Charleston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cascilla had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascilla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rosebloom [Tallahatchie County]
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      • Rosebloom [Tallahatchie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Charleston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rosebloom had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebloom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sharkey [Tallahatchie County]
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      • Sharkey [Tallahatchie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Charleston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sharkey had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharkey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Swan Lake [Tallahatchie County]
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      • Swan Lake [Tallahatchie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Charleston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Swan Lake had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Oxberry [Grenada County]
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      • Oxberry [Grenada County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Charleston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oxberry had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pope [Panola County]
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      • Pope [Panola County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pope had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Webb [Tallahatchie County]
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      • Webb [Tallahatchie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Charleston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Webb had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Courtland [Panola County]
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      • Courtland [Panola County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Charleston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 511 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Courtland had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Charleston. See our List of 1890's Communities around Charleston.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Charleston ...

While our initial data about Charleston came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Charleston in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Charleston.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Charleston:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

We have found Charleston in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Charleston for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Charleston. See our Misc Page for Charleston for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Mississippi

About Tallahatchie County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Charleston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Charleston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Charleston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Charleston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charleston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0074, Longitude: -90.0554       In this case, the coordinates for Charleston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Charleston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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